The Nation Is Giving Workers 4 Months Of Paid Parental Leave (December 16, 2015)

By Emily Peck, The Nation

Here’s a persuasive argument to join a union at work: You might wind up getting a decent amount of paid parental leave. Oh, and a raise.

The progressive magazine The Nation announced Wednesday that it would be offering workers four months of paid parental leave and 25 percent raises over the next six years.

These kinds of benefits may be par for the course at tech companies like Google and Facebook and Netflix, but are pretty much unheard of in the media world — or any other industry in the U.S., for that matter. We are the only developed country that doesn’t offer citizens paid maternity leave.

But as more digital media outlets unionize, perhaps things are poised to change.

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